As a good father of a family, I come to you with the pastoral plan for this year.

First of all I want to express my deepest gratitude to all the staff, employees and volunteers, who have dedicated so much energy, talent and time this past year, for a truly great pastoral year. That does not mean that we need to continue growing together as a Christian Community.

1 – This coming year we will center activities in the spirituality of THE HOLY EUCHARIST; so, all our pastoral projects will be organized under the light of the greatest mystery of our faith: The Holy Eucharist. In particular we will make available the Eucharistic Adoration every Friday. All groups and organizations of the parish are invited to participate either as a group or as  individuals.

2 – We will continue to UPDATE the Catechism Program, with special focus on the parents. Faith is a family affair, so we will help both parents, godparents, children and grandparents to celebrate the sacraments (Baptism, Communion & Confirmation) as a family.

3 – We will continue updating the Marriage preparation and Marriage Renewal, as a faith support to all young families.

4 – YOUTH and YOUNG ADULTS are fundamental to our life as a parish. We will continue growing and updating.

5 – We have just started a WOMEN & MEN’s Club for adults in our parish. We will continue to build on the faith commitment of men and women of our parish. Special attention will be given  also to the CATHOLIC MOM’S GROUP.

       There are other ministries that need re-organizing and updating like: The Altar Servers, the Liturgy Group (Lectors, Eucharistic Ministers and Ushers), the Music Ministry, the Charismatic Groups, The Sick and Homebound, the Seniors, the cooperation with the Schools, the Refugees.

       BUT most of all we want to center all our activities on a deeper spirituality, which will start at the foot of the Altar, with Eucharistic Adoration. Let us Continue with faith and enthusiasm to build our strong christian community based on prayer and love for one another.

About Fr. Walter

Father Walter Tonelotto was born in Italy in 1947 and entered the Scalabrini Seminary at an early age. At 20 he was sent by his superiors to study Theology at St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York and then to the Toronto School of Theology. He holds a Master in Divinity from St. Paul’s University in Ottawa and a Master in Moral Theology from Union Theological Seminary at Columbia University, New York City.